ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Temperatures last week averaged 70.7 degrees, 10.4 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.52 inches statewide, 0.75 inches above normal. There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending October 7, 2018. Much needed rain helped moisture to rebound. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 4 percent very short, 12 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and 12 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 8 percent very short, 31 percent short, 56 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus.
Corn harvested progressed to 76 percent for the week, 21 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average.
Soybeans coloring reached 93 percent. Soybeans dropping leaves progressed to 74 percent. Soybeans harvested reached 20 percent last week. Soybean condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 40 percent good, and 9 percent excellent.
Sorghum turning color progressed to 95 percent, while sorghum matured reached 86 percent and sorghum harvested progressed to 42 percent last week. Sorghum condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 38 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.
Winter wheat planted for 2019 progressed to 14 percent, with 8 percent emerged.
Pasture condition in Missouri was rated 9 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 28 percent good and 3 percent excellent.
Supply of hay and other roughages was rated at 42 percent very short, 31 percent short, and 27 percent adequate.